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Wireless Power Outage Monitor and Alarm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131883D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 8K

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Abstract

In the event of the mains power failing, the battery powered wireless device could:

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WIRELESS POWER MONITOR

Wireless Power Outage Monitor and Alarm

Disclosed Anonymously

In the event of the mains power failing, the battery powered wireless device could:

(a)   enable an audible alarm to alert the owner sleeping nearby and/or

(b)   send an email to a pre-defined email address to alert others about the loss of power situation in the location where the device is situated.

An application runs on a battery-powered wireless email device that can be enabled when the device is being charged from an external power source that needs to be monitored.

In the event of the external power failing, the application running on the device detects the power loss and sounds a user-selectable audible alarm and/or sends an email, SMS or P2P message to an address previously entered under the options.  

In Scenario (a) above the user would be alerted in the event of a local power failure for example in the home or hotel where they are sleeping. The power outage could result in them missing an alarm call from main powered equipment.

In Scenario (b) above, this could be used for monitoring remote installations by facilities or IT personnel using standard off the shelf equipment. The alert could save frozen stock thawing or a remote holiday home from freezing in winter conditions if mains power were to fail and go undetected.